The continuing journey, after breakfast the following morning though, to see Marshes country, was to be one 'just for us two girls', in their 4-W-D ute. Message was, water was 'up' and we'd need this for access (to the birding lookout as it turned out).
Along the way, a little old-timer with a pepper-corn tree alongside.
ABC Rural, fire had destroyed $7 million worth of cotton bales.
Before we get to see any marshes though, you've got to experience the 'other side' of the country, as we did, nearby at Willie's Retreat.
One highlight not to be forgotten in a hurry; when driving along the road searching for this entry gate, was seeing a wedge-tail eagle in flight, carrying a snake. It was the most amazing thing to witness; if only I could've caught the one-in-million chance photograph! Not to be, but here is gate #1, of three to open-shut before reaching our on-site caravan for that night.
The purpose of staying here was its access to the Macquarie Marshes. We'd both thought some of the marshes was within walking distance of Willie's Retreat, but not a drop of water to be seen.
top marks for camouflage!